Do not think of doing well, plan on flourishing
Are you one of those 12 graders scurrying to correctly fill in those sometimes confusing hard copy and/or online application forms?
Now that you’ve decided that you’re definitely going to study abroad, here are a few pointers for you to look at, consider and implement.
August will see you stressed with induced symptoms of insomnia. At times you’ll want to shred your essays and jump on to the bandwagon of your friends painting the town red. Hey man, but you ain’t gonna get worried any more! With a little bit of caution and care you’ll find the last year in school/college to be a breeze. You can then get down to the nitty-gritty and getting the hang of it, find there’s a lot of fun involved.
Recognize your areas of weaknesses. Hard though it may sound, reconcile yourself to not everything about yourself being superior. Start your mental workouts and work on converting those weaknesses into strengths. For a number of college admission processes, essays have to be written and tests taken. Coordinate and streamline thought processes with your language skills so that your written work is cogent, correct and concise. Work on your Quant skills and get sharper. If you doubt your English-language skills, take professional advice by getting an expert to look at your essays. Meet educational counsellors who specialize in higher education abroad. From them you’ll get the most useful and professional advice, mentoring and guidance on a number of issues ranging from the University most suitable for you to visa counselling to the most economical accommodation in the country of your choice.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. When you feel you’re through with all academic options, you just might find a college that escaped your attention. Be thorough. Don’t get into a situation that later tells you, “If only I’d known about this college!”
Introspect. Undertake honest self-appraisals as many times as you can. Try to avoid pretence at being someone you ain’t.
It is money that makes the world go. Be pragmatic where your finances are concerned. Keep looking at your finances for a hole in the pocket is the first step on a journey to nowhere. Keep regular tabs on your financial position and take a close look at the fee structure of every college you’re aiming at to take admission into.
Scholarships are the boats that will sail you through your period of study. Find out more about them. Look at the scholarships that a college offers, find out the eligibility criteria and see that your application makes you worthy of those lucrative scholarships you so richly deserve. Besides scholarships, go through the other requirements thoroughly again and again so that no errors creep in.
Your journey to a brighter future begins with a click on “Submit”. Before doing so, you have a whole year to understand, work on and then correctly fill in those details, with professional help if needed, so that you get the highly coveted “Admit”.